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well for Minnesota....

The Twins: Simple the twin cities (Minneapolis/St.Paul)

The Vikings: For the rich history of the Vikings landing in the area and the fabled Kensington Runestone that was found in Alexandra Minnesota

The Wild: For the wilderness in Minnesota and for the wild fans of hockey in the state (atleast thats what i read)

The Timberwovles: Was approved in a name-the team contest and stands for the timberwolves that inhabit the north woods

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and where have you seen a Ram in LA? accually, most team names i can think of, are pretty easy to determine. ones ive always wondered about is the dodgers, i think it had something to do withthe brooklyn trolley dodgers or something, but im not sure. and dose anyone know what the origin of the Packers is? howabout the panthers and jaguars? and finally the last two before i get annoying, what exactly is a flyer? and how many indians have you seen in Cleveland? sorry this is kind of a hot topic with me, im very curious

accually looking at the four major sports, most team names make some sort of sense, but the ones listed at the top have always had me curious

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I think the NY/NJ rhyming is something largely started by fans. Mets is short for "Metropolitans", referring to the New York City metropolitan area in which they play. The Jets' reason has already been named, and the Nets has the obvious link to basketball. Also, I'm almost positve that the Nets existed in the ABA before the Mets were even created.

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and where have you seen a Ram in LA? accually, most team names i can think of, are pretty easy to determine. ones ive always wondered about is the dodgers, i think it had something to do withthe brooklyn trolley dodgers or something, but im not sure. and dose anyone know what the origin of the Packers is? howabout the panthers and jaguars? and finally the last two before i get annoying, what exactly is a flyer? and how many indians have you seen in Cleveland? sorry this is kind of a hot topic with me, im very curious

accually looking at the four major sports, most team names make some sort of sense, but the ones listed at the top have always had me curious

you would be right on the dodgers one

packers: acme meat packers

and to correct you on that one grubstreet it was actually Indian Packing Company that they are named after beacuse in 1919 they give the team $500 for uniforms and equipment and the names been that ever sence

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pacers for the lil dinky pacer car. (actually its the pace car for the 500). um reds cause they wore red i think. bengals cause cincinnati just has tons of tigers (well there are some at the zoo). mighty ducks cause they bite.

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some team names that i trhought were really fitting were the Houston Astros(i think they could keep the columbia patch for good, it honors the fallen astronauts and ties in with the uni perfectly), the Rockies (Duhhh), the Padres (dont be fooled i still hate all of the Giants division rivals), the Raiders (just weorks anywhere), Cardinals (there are a boatload of those birds in missou), and, yes the bucs( :D )

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pacers for the lil dinky pacer car. (actually its the pace car for the 500). um reds cause they wore red i think. bengals cause cincinnati just has tons of tigers (well there are some at the zoo). mighty ducks cause they bite.

Josh the Reds are named because they were the Red Stockings, they shortened it to the Reds years later. Tigers were named because of there socks. They used to be the Detroit Wolverines in the National League. Played in a few Circuits before they eventually played for the American League. The name Tigers come from the Black and Orange "Stockings" they used to wear. Nickname got around and they stuck with the Tigers and they've been the Tigers to this day.

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pacers for the lil dinky pacer car. (actually its the pace car for the 500). um reds cause they wore red i think. bengals cause cincinnati just has tons of tigers (well there are some at the zoo). mighty ducks cause they bite.

Josh the Reds are named because they were the Red Stockings, they shortened it to the Reds years later. Tigers were named because of there socks. They used to be the Detroit Wolverines in the National League. Played in a few Circuits before they eventually played for the American League. The name Tigers come from the Black and Orange "Stockings" they used to wear. Nickname got around and they stuck with the Tigers and they've been the Tigers to this day.

i know the reds were the red stockings you dork lol. i was referring to the original name

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sonics=seattles aeronautics industry

to clarify more the sonics were named beacuse when the team joined the NBA Boeing was working on a supersonic jet that could rival the Concorde but the plane pardon my pun...never took off. and the name just stuck

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